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A methodological approach towards evaluating structural damage severity using 1D CNNs
2021-10-26

Monitoring civil infrastructure simplifies and improves reliability of decision-making in asset management. This task is increasingly important in established economies, in which engineering infrastructure has aged thus becoming exposed to various risks affecting structural integrity. In the latest paper, driven by our friends at the University of Leeds, we have explored the performance of 1D CNN in structural damage detection based on numerical simulations.

Performance of camera-based vibration monitoring systems in input-output modal identification using shaker excitation
2021-10-14

A complete dynamic characterisation of structures requires modal frequency, mode shape, modal damping and modal mass to be established for each mode. This can be achieved by using experimental modal analisis (EMA). EMA requires an input force and the resulting structural response to be measured. Optical vibration monitoring systems, enabling remote sensing, could make this process less challenging. This very issue was explored in our latest paper.

Performance of optical structural vibration monitoring systems in experimental modal analysis
2021-02-15

A considerable research effort has been spent in recent years on the development of machine vision techniques for structural vibration monitoring. However, experimental modal analysis relying on the measurement of input force and the resulting structural response towards the full dynamic characterisation of structures has not been previously investigated in this context. In our recent paper we have explored the performance of optical vibration monitoring systems in experimental modal analysis in which the excitation force comes from an instrumented hammer.

Gait adaptations in walking with a virtual reality avatar
2020-07-15

Virtual reality can be a powerful tool enabling human locomotion studies, assuming it offers ecological validity against real-world settings. In our latest paper we have provided some of the first evidence for the applicability of virtual reality in research on pedestrian gait coordination while overground walking in dyads.

Postdoc position available
2020-10-26

We have a full-time postdoc position available for 43 months, starting on February 1st, 2021. The postdoc will support activities undertaken within the project "Development of advanced pedestrian structural loading models calibrated with data from in situ measurements" funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Full details on this opportunity are available here in Polish and here in English.

Fully-funded PhD position available
2021-01-20

We have a fully-funded PhD position available for 42 months, starting on March 1st, 2021. The PhD student will support activities undertaken within the project "STRIDE - Development of advanced pedestrian structural loading models calibrated with data from in situ measurements" funded by the Polish National Agency for Academic Exchange.

Full details on this opportunity are available here.